NASA Developing Nuclear Reactors for Mars

NASA is, once again, embarking on a large and expensive project—this time a $15 million endeavor to create nuclear fission reactors that would function on Mars. If and when humans reside on the Red Planet, they will need a power source for water, fuel and air, so NASA has built several 6.5-foot reactors that will soon be tested on Earth (other reactors have been tested in space). The reason for going with nuclear power is that solar power won’t work on Mars, thanks to its distance from the Sun and frequent dust storms. Read more at TrendinTech.